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Archive of Past Library Events

These are past events, they have already happened, don't try to go to them! Take a look at our Upcoming Events page for a current list.

 Collaborating Using GitHub

GitHub is a popular platform for sharing and collaborating on open-source code, data, and much more. This workshop will introduce you to using Git and GitHub for version control, collaboration, and showcasing your work.

Prior programming knowledge is not required, but code examples will be used. Please:
(1) Bring a laptop. If you’re bringing a Windows laptop, please install PuTTY from www.putty.org beforehand.
(2) Sign up for a free account on github.com if you don't already have one.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Discussion

This event brings together four junior scholars from Washington-area universities to talk about their research, methodologies, and self-understanding as scholars in our current moment of higher education.  Profs. Urvashi Chakrabarty (GMU), Emily Kugler (Howard University), Dustin Friedman (American University), and Julius Fleming (University of Maryland) will all be presenting.  Following this, Prof. John O'Brien will give a keynote lecture on his recent book on the history of the corporation.

Date and Time:
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Panel Discussion
Event Type: Public
Alcohol Skills Training Program

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is a program designed to discuss GW's drinking culture and to foster a conversation with students about how to reduce their risks if they choose to consume alcohol. Please complete this form to reserve your seat. Contact prevention@gwu.edu with questions or for more information.

Date and Time:
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Data Management

Data management refers to activities that support the long-term preservation, access, and use of data. In this short workshop librarians Dorinne Banks and Tolonda Henderson will discuss best practices for data management and the tools, people, and resources the GW Libraries provide to help you.

Date and Time:
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
 Data Demystified

Research data is data that is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results, but what does that really mean for your own work? Librarians, Debbie Bezanson and Tina Plottel, will define research data & data-related terms and discuss common data formats. You'll explore trustworthy repositories, access restrictions, and identify library and campus services and resources related to data.

Date and Time:
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Information Session

Join Eckles Library for s'mores with Eckles Library on Thursday, Oct. 26th from 4:00pm-6:00pm on the Mount Vernon Campus Quad! This is a great way to meet Eckles staff and learn more about the benefits that the Eckles community has to offer. There will be s'mores and apple cider provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Mount Vernon Campus Quad
Event Format: Information Session
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Instructional Technology Lab

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard Collaborate Ultra! Come discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the new version of the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with a practice session. Participants will leave the workshop with hands-on experience in features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, and desktop sharing.

Please register here

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Shaping Your Professional Online Presence

A polished online presence can help you not only pass a potential employer's Google search, but also get recruited for jobs you want. This workshop will cover LinkedIn and website portfolios, as well as other social media.

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Greater Gotham

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Mike Wallace for a discussion of the second volume of his epic history of New York City, Greater Gotham.  The first volume, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, cowritten with Edwin G. Burrows, was published to great acclaim in 2000 and won the Pulitzer Prize. Tyler Anbinder, a professor of history at GW and author of Five Points and City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York will lead the discussion.

Mike Wallace is a Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and founder of the Gotham Center for New York City History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  He was educated at Columbia University.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Finding GIS Data & Resources

Join us for a workshop geared to finding resources to support your research and projects. Learn the keywords that will unlock your searching and some "go to" resources. This is a stand alone workshop.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201) and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Lecture

Join GW's Regulatory Studies Center for Christopher Carrigan's presentation Structured to Fail? Regulatory Performance Under Competing Mandates. In the search for explanations for three of the most pressing crises of the early twenty-first century (the housing meltdown and financial crisis, the Gulf oil spill, and the nuclear disaster at Fukushima), commentators pointed to the structure of the regulatory agencies charged with overseeing the associated industries, noting that the need to balance competing regulatory and non-regulatory missions undermined each agency's ability to be an effective regulator. Christopher Carrigan challenges this critique by employing a diverse set of research methods, including a statistical analysis, an in-depth case study of US regulatory oversight of offshore oil and gas development leading up to the Gulf oil spill, and a formal theoretical discussion, to systematically evaluate the benefits and concerns associated with either combining or separating regulatory and non-regulatory missions. His analysis demonstrates for policymakers and scholars why assigning competing non-regulatory missions to regulatory agencies can still be better than separating them in some cases.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Intervention and Occupation in the Middle East

Ever wondered how to find better materials faster for your MENA research projects? Why can your friends studying other areas of the world find great resources but you can't? Are there any special databases? How do you search for ISIS in the catalog, anyway? Does the library have any Arabic books? Is it better to search in Arabic/Persian/Hebrew or in English for MENA materials? This workshop with the GRC's MENA expert will cover tips and tricks on how to get the information you need, when you need it: Yalla/biya berim!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Researching with Specialized Collections Workshops Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Ambassador Mulhall

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, for a discussion on Irish politics, history, and diplomacy in the wake of Brexit. 

Ambassador Mulhall took up his current post in September 2017, and was previously Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2012 until his current appointment.  Before that, he served as Ambassador to Germany.  He is an avid promoter of Irish culture and tweets poetry on a daily basis.   

The Ambassador is a native of Co. Waterford and earned his BA and MA degrees from University College Cork. 

Date and Time:
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public

Join us for an afternoon lecture and pop-up exhibit by the 2016-2017 Kiev Research Fellows. The two fellows will present 15 minute talks about their research projects that utilize the rare books and archival collections of the The I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. Topics include, Aristotle in Maimonides’ Guide For The Perplexed: An Analysis of Maimonidean Refutation Against The Jewish Kalam and Connecting Collections: The Importance of Scholarship for the Special Collections Librarian.

Date and Time:
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Celebrating the Creative Process

Students, parents, staff, and faculty are invited to join us in a celebration of research, music, and art as we award the 2017 Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence and open the Women’s Leadership Program’s annual art show. Students will present their papers, artists will be on hand to discuss their exhibited work, and musical guests will perform.  A reception with light refreshments will follow the awards and performances. This reception is a part of Colonials Weekend, and feel free to stay afterwards on the Mount Vernon Campus for the Vern Harvest Celebration. 

Learn more about the Eckles Prize!

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Eckles Library Main Reading Room
Event Format: Reception
Event Type: Public

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